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Valentine's Day
red rose guide

Valentines red roses from Waitrose Florist

Hi there,
My expert guide to Valentine’s Day red roses will help you pick the right bouquet and leave a lasting impression this year. Confused about the wide variety of roses you can send to your loved one for Valentine’s Day? I’ll explain the varieties you can choose, give handy tips on displaying and explain your delivery options.
All the best,

Signed Chris Wood

Chris Wood
Head Florist, Waitrose Florist

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Sweetheart roses

Sweetheart roses are the perfect rose for creating abundant arrangements. Their petite size means you can hand-tie plenty of them together.

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Upper Class roses

Our customers favourite rose every Valentine’s Day for their incredible value. Upper Class roses have beautiful red petals with a pretty crinkled edge.

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Freedom roses

With their bright crimson red colour, velvety petals and classic fluted
open-rose shape, it’s no wonder Freedom roses are increasingly

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Naomi roses

The professional florists number one choice, Naomi roses are top of the range for their depth of colour, masses upon masses of petals and generous head size.

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Valentine's Day roses

I'm not romantic normally so I want to surprise thme - how can i make my roses really special?

It’s so easy to send a bouquet on Valentine’s Day with the ‘wow factor’ by adding something special from our range of extra gifts. You can choose from the classic combo of champagne and truffles to enjoy together. But for something more memorable, add a scented candle or a tin of love themed gingerbread - simply select from the range presented once you've selected your delivery date.

What do you charge for delivery on Valentine’s Day?

Great news! Delivery is always FREE at Waitrose Florist, even on special occasions like Valentine’s Day. With the extra few pounds left in your wallet, you can treat them with an extra gift such as a delicious box of chocolates - when you've picked your delivery date, the extra gifts will be displayed for you to choose from.

Your roses look really lovely in the the picture but what do they look like when delivered?

We want your Valentine to to enjoy their flowers for as long as possible, so we deliver them in bud and although they won’t look the same as the picture straight away, after a few days in their home, they will look just as stunning. To give you an idea, take a look at the pictures below.

I’m not romantic normally so I want to show how much they mean to me - how can I make my roses really special?

Adding something special from our range of extra gifts is the easy way to make your gift feel extra thoughtful this Valentine’s Day. Choose from the classic combo of Champagne and truffles or for something more memorable, add a scented candle or a tin of love themed gingerbread. Simply add to your order when you select your delivery day. Read more about our add ons

Your roses look really lovely in the picture but what do they look like when delivered?

For a longer lasting display we deliver our roses in bud. Don’t worry though - after just a few days in their new home, the roses will look as lovely as they do in the picture.

How does your delivery service work and what do you charge for delivery on Valentine’s Day?

We charge £5.95 for delivery per order. Order by 4pm on Monday 13 February for delivery in time for Valentine's Day. We’ll send you an order confirmation too. If you haven’t received this email within 24 hours of placing your order please contact our Customer Care team by emailing waitroseflorist@waitrose.co.uk or by calling 0800 188 881

What time will my roses be delivered on Valentine’s Day?

The beautiful flowers for your loved one will be delivered between 7am and 8pm - our carriers will be busy delivering everyone’s bouquet which is why the delivery window is quite long. If you want to surprise them on Valentine’s Day morning, have them delivered in secret on Saturday 11 February and arrange them yourself. Don’t worry if you’re not a dab-hand at popping flowers in a vase, I can show you how to arrange them in my video guide

How do I make my bouquet stay looking great this year?

Tip 1

Store in a cool and dry place until you want to present them

Tip 2

It sounds obvious but always follow the care instructions

Tip 3

Remember that roses can take a few days to start opening

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